The Biggest Stories of December 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
India News | Reuters | Friday July 17, 2015
The Supreme Court has asked the central government to reexamine its pricing policy for essential medicines after a group of non-governmental organisations challenged the provisions, a lawyer involved in the case said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 3, 2015
Slamming "ham-handed enforcement" action against e-commerce major Snapdeal for online sale of prescription drugs, former Union Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot today said the move goes against the government's stated position of promoting businesses and home-grown entrepreneurs.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Friday May 1, 2015
Maharashtra's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) today said it has ordered that a First Information Report (FIR) be filed against Kunal Bahl, the CEO of e-commerce giant Snapdeal.com, for the sale of prescription drugs online.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 29, 2015
The US Supreme Court was set to hear arguments about lethal injections Wednesday, after states began using alternative drugs -- believed by some to cause pain and suffering -- to carry out the executions.
Edzard Ernst, guardian.co.uk | Friday March 13, 2015
Pharmacists who sell homeopathic remedies as anything other than placebos are putting their customers health at risk.
India News | Reported by Anand Kumar Patel, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday March 10, 2015
The alleged confession of one of the accused has further embroiled Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is also related to the Badal family, in the synthetic drugs scam case. Key accused Jagjit Singh Chahal has claimed to have given Rs 35 lakh as election funds to Mr Majithia between 2007 and 2012.
India News | Reported by Anand Kumar Patel, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday January 17, 2015
An Assistant Director of the Enforcement Directorate, who recently questioned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in a drug case, has been transferred.
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Sunday December 28, 2014
Just days after its top leader was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate over a money laundering case in the drugs trade, the Shiromani Akali Dal or SAD has decided to launch an offensive against the Border Security Force, purportedly holding it responsible for the drugs menace in Punjab.
India News | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from IANS) | Friday December 26, 2014
Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a multi-crore international synthetic drugs racket busted last year.
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Monday December 22, 2014
A political storm is brewing over the Enforcement Directorate's summons to Punjab's cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with a money laundering case. The agency is investigating the international money transaction link in the multi-crore drugs racket detected by the Punjab Police last year.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 22, 2014
A Colombian father was arrested on Friday on suspicion of forcing his 11-year-old daughter to swallow 104 cocaine-filled capsules and trying to use her as a drugs mule.
India News | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday November 20, 2014
Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday will take a longer route home than they may have thought. Their families in Tamil Nadu returned disappointed this morning from an airport after learning that the men would be flown to Delhi first.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday October 31, 2014
Five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court on charges of drug peddling. The men have 15 days in which to appeal against the order in a higher court. Both the Central and state governments say they will continue to fight the case.
India News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday October 30, 2014
Five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been given death sentence by Sri Lankan court in a drugs smuggling case.
Agra News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 22, 2014
Bodies of a British couple were found in a hotel room early on Tuesday, police said adding that preliminary inquiries suggest "a case of overdose of drugs".
Thursday October 9, 2014
The Centre's decision to decontrol prices of 108 cardiac and diabetes drugs was on Thsrday challenged before the Supreme Court which agreed to hear the case "as soon as possible".
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday September 23, 2014
Olympic champion Sun Yang roared in celebration at the win, among five for China on the night as they finally hit form in the pool and leapt ahead of Japan 10-7 in the swimming titles tally.
Wednesday August 20, 2014
A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday shows market share gains in key drugs in the US market, analysts say.
Chandni | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Kung fu superstar Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan, arrested in China on drug-related charges, has apologised for his involvement in the drug abuse case.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday July 9, 2014
A US mother told authorities that she killed six of her new borns and stored their bodies in a garage because she was addicted to drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility of raising them, police said on Tuesday, revealing a suspected motive for the first time.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 27, 2014
Police have detained a famous Chinese screenwriter for taking illegal drugs, in the latest case of a celebrity becoming ensnared in a government crackdown on crime and Internet "rumours".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 24, 2014
A prominent Tunisian blogger who accused police of fabricating drugs charges against him walked free from court on Friday after a judge threw out the case.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 21, 2014
A man has been acquitted by a Delhi court on the charges of possessing over 22 Kgs of banned drugs, saying there was a possibility of his "false implication" in the case by his wife and in-laws due to some monetary dispute between them.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 30, 2014
Two persons were sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in a case of heroin smuggling by a Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Court today.